Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Q&A...

Since I really had nothing special to post today...I decided I'd answer the questions Emily made on her blog when she did the Infinity Dreams Tag.
Ya know, just for fun. ;) And why not right?
So here are the questions and my answers:

1. You have been thrown into  Western story! What sort of job would you have in this story and would you find yourself in trouble a lot?
I'd probably end up trying to work as a cook or housekeeper in a ranch house. Maybe I'd hire myself out as a nanny. Something like that. And I'd probably get myself into HEAPS of trouble. :)

2. Time to travel! You can only go to these countries: Germany, Denmark, India, Serbia or Mexico. Where do you go and why?
Denmark would be cool since it's so near Norway. My ancestors came from Norway. Half of them anyways...so it'd be fun to go there and find out some of my family history. :)
 

3. You are going to travel in the USA for the summer and these are the states you can go to: Georgia, Texas, Utah, Colorado or Missouri. Where do you go and why?
Utah. In hopes of seeing the Piano Guys or maybe some of the Studio C cast. All of them are sadly Mormons, but maybe I could be a witness down there. :)

4. Would you rather fish or hunt turkeys?
Fish on a dock. I love hanging out by water, dangling toes in water and having the warmth of the sun on my back. :)

5. You have been kidnapped by vikings! Do you
  1. Let them push you around and tell you what to do
  2. talk their ears off and drive them crazy or
  3. make best friends with them and join their gang?
Probably "b". Maybe "c" as well if they end up being NICE Vikings... like after I tell them about Jesus and they all become Christians. :)

6. You have the choice between either working with the characters from Star Wars or the characters from Indiana Jones. Who do you choose and why?
Star Wars. Because I've never watched any Indiana Jones movies so I wouldn't know how to work with the characters.
 

7. Do you prefer animated movies or real movies?
It really all depends on which animated or which real movie we're talking about. I prefer each of them for different reasons. I'll go with real movies as my answer. ;)

8. What’s your favorite Christian movie?
"Runner from Ravenshead", "Couragous", "Facing the Giants" to name a few. The list could go on, but I'll stop now before I get to carried away. ;P

9. If you were to meet one character from any book, movie, TV show, etc. Who would it be and why?
ONE???? Can I just say Jesus? He's in a book, right? Ok, so technically He's not a character...He's a real person. Fine. Oh boy... I'd love to meet one of my own characters, but that hardly counts. I'd love to meet my Mornelly guardian, Breandan. There. That's my answer. B-)

10. Monkeys are attacking your house! Do you call pest control or take care of the monkeys yourself?
I guess it depends on how many monkeys were attacking and what type of monkey. I hate killing or hurting animals, so I'd probably call the pest control.

11. And finally:
If you were to meet one of the disciples of Christ, which one would you want to meet and what three questions would you ask him?
Peter. I'd ask him what it was like to follow Jesus and actually be there watching Him preform all those miracles. I'd ask him why he said the things he did when he shouldn't have. I'd ask him how it felt to be inspired by God to write scripture and how it felt to be one of the authors of the most read book in the world.
 
So I hope you had as much fun reading my answers as I had writing them. :) Do you have any questions to ask me? Anything that has been nagging you in the back of your mind like "what would Rebekah do if..." or "I wonder what Rebekah's favorite....is?" or anything like that? If so, comment your question and I'll answer it ASAP! :)
Have a blessed day! Use it for God's glory!
God bless! :D


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Cereal Is Dangerous!!

This is a short story based on an actual event that happened right in our house. Let me know what you think of it! ;)

William poured himself a bowl of cereal for his breakfast. To keep his mind occupied during his meal, he curiously began reading the list of things that went into his food he was eating.
Half-way down the box, his eyes widened and he suddenly yelped, "Watch out guys, this cereal has IRON in it!!" to his other siblings around him.
"Relax William," his older sister Sarah corrected. "There's only little bits in it."
"Yeah, it's not like you're going to accidently swallow an iron anvil," his brother David joked.
William was skeptical, but tried to obey his sister and relax while continuing to read. It wasn't long before he jumped in his seat, startled into another exclamation. "Hey! It says 'acid'! Acid is POISONOUS!!!"
Then, after a short, stunned silence, he yelled out: "PHOSOSAURUS????? Guys, there's a DINOSAUR in here!"

For the record, he did actually read "iron". However, he failed to read that the other two items were "folic acid" and "phosphorus" both safe to eat. ;)
Hope you enjoyed this little look into our life. Can you tell we're a reading family? B-)
God bless!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

A Valentine Post

Today is Valentine’s Day. The day that everyone is thinking about that gushy, sentimental feeling: love. A word that some people use all the time, whether they mean it or not…and that some people never use even if they really ought to. To some, this word is merely that: a feeling. To others, a word that should be held in respect and used carefully.

As I’ve grown older, this word has come to mean more to me. And as I continue getting older, I’m sure it will still. I admit to using it lightly (“Oh, I LOVE that skirt!!”)…don’t we all? But I think we all need to realize that we really shouldn’t use that word so carelessly. After all, it’s a word that God uses to describe His relationship with us, so we should be aware of how we use it and make sure we use it properly!

I realize there are different meanings to the word “love”. It can be used in a variety of ways. Anything from that sisterly “love ya bro (or sis)” to a certain sibling every once-in-a-while to a deep, passionate “I love you” to the man of your dreams. Each are appropriate in the right context. I’m just trying to remind us all (myself included) that we need to use this word carefully…not careLESSly.

Alright. Rant over. ;) I sure hope that makes sense to more people than my own some-what frazzled brain…

Onto the REAL reason I wrote this blog post… :)

In honor of today, I wrote a love song. Now, before you throw whatever electronical device you’re using to read this blog post from you with a scream of horror, let me explain WHY I wrote this blog post. :P

As my graduation has crept closer over the years, I have had more and more people asking me what I’m planning on doing after I finish high school. I’m sure most of you have experienced this. What do you say? “Nothing”? “Come back in five years and I might have an answer then”? “Dunno”?  When I tell them what I’m REALLY planning on doing, which is: “eventually marry a Christian young man and have as many kids as God will allow to educate at home”, they just look at me funny.

So finally, I brainstormed one night until I came up with a perfect, 100% truthful answer to that question: “I’m going to patiently and willingly wait at home until God chooses to show me what His will is for my life. When He does, I’ll do it.” Sounds simple, right? Well, no, it’s not that simple…but at least I have an answer. ;)

Anyways, after coming up with that, an idea for a poem popped into my head. I wrote it down on a whim and from there it evolved into my first (and probably last) love song.

Here it is for you to enjoy (hopefully!) :)

Waiting…

I don’t know just who you are,
I don’t even know your name,
Whether you live near or far,
In poverty or in fame.
Someday soon I’ll meet you,
I’ll come into your life.
Someday I’ll say “I do”
And then become your wife.

(Chorus)

I’ve prayed for you
And dreamed of you
I’ve wanted to make you laugh.
God will send you,
I’ll await you,
Ready to become your other half.


Sometimes you seem so close
And yet still very far away.
Sometimes I wish for just one dose
Of your love to come my way.
If I saw you in a crowd
I’d never guess you were you,
If  you said your name aloud,
I’d never guess that too.

(Chorus)

God please grant me lots of grace,
Keep me patient, keep me still,
I’ll at some point see his face,
Then I’ll know it was Your will.
I’ll stay right here while I wait
Trusting in Your sovereign plan,
Marriage is never run by fate,
You control both me and my man!

I’ve prayed for him
And dreamed of him
I’ve wanted to make him laugh
You will send him,
I’ll await him
Ready to become his other half.

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!
God bless!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Books, Books, and...MORE BOOKS!!!

Hey all! Long time no blog post, right? ;) Nice to be back...even if it is for a short time... Faith P. invited me to do this book tag (check out her blog) and since I can hardly resist anything book-related *sheepish grin* I just HAD to do it. ;) I won't bother nominating anyone because probably y'all have already been nominated. But hey, if you want to, feel free to do it! :)

Here are my answers to her questions:

What are your top two favorite books?
Oh my. Only two?? Well, the Bible (duh) and probably a tie for second place between "The Hobbit" and "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe".

What are your top two favorite series?
"The Chronicles of Narnia" by C. S. Lewis and yet another tie for second place between "The Black Stallion" series by Walter Farley and "The Wingfeather Saga" by Andrew Peterson.

Who is your favorite fictional character?
Can it be one of mine? ;) If so, probably a tie for first between Alice and Alyssa. If not, I'd have to say I really loveAnne of Green Gables. :) 

If any one of your favorite books could be made into a movie which one would you want it to be?
Can it be one of my own? ;) If so, "Alice & Alyssa" or "Thistle & Friends" would both make pretty good ones (if I do say so myself). If not, I wish someone out there could make a decent, close-to-the-book version of all the Narnian books...or The Hobbit for that matter. *sigh*

What is your favorite genre to read?
Some historical fiction, some fantasy, some mystery, and some biographies/autobiographies (if they're well written).
 
Do you have a favorite author?
C. S. Lewis...J. R. R. Tolkien...L. M. Montgomery...Louisa May Alcott...the list goes on! ;) So I suppose to answer your question, no I don't have A favorite author, I have lots! :)
 
Is there a book that you can hardly wait for it to come out?
I'm really looking forward to seeing both "The Silent Blade" by Jesseca Dawn and "The Last Ride" by Mrs. Marlow. Both authors are awesome and their books are well, not better, but very, VERY good! ;)

What was one of your favorite childhood books?
When I was first learning to read I really enjoyed books by Dr. Seuss. "Are You My Mother?", "And to Think that I Saw It On Mulberry St.!", and "Bartholomew Cubbins" to name a few favorites. :) 

What was one of you favorite books when you were late elementary to middle school age?
The Chronicles of Narnia, Anne of Green Gables, and The Secret Garden to name a few that come immediately to mind.

 
What is your favorite book of the Bible?
ONLY ONE????? Oh my, this is going to be the hardest question yet! And there's been some hard ones!
Proverbs is very good. As is Romans. Ruth, Ester, the gospels...the list goes on!
WHY DID YOU HAVE TO ASK THAT QUESTION????

Hope you enjoyed my answers! Now for....

A quick update on my life:
Currently, on top of my busy schedule, I've been enjoying my new baby cousin Henry Mark Olson!! Super cute and only six days old, he's been getting fought over by siblings and cousins alike. ;) Extra special: he was born on my oldest sister's (Sarah's) birthday! So now she has a birthday buddy at long last!

You'll be hearing from me come Valentine's Day...yes, that's a promise! :)